Right now families are trying to make ends meet and a meal that will stretch to feed everyone. With so many folks having to remain indoors I thought I would pull out one of my own kid friendly recipes that my children enjoyed when they were growing up. Sorry I don’t have any photos as it has been some time since I made these dishes but they are very simple and the kids can help make the dessert.
Hot Dog Goulash
• 1 medium onion, diced
• 2 tbsps. butter
• salt, pepper, and paprika, to taste
• 3 Russet or Idaho potatoes, diced
• 2 cans (14.5-oz.) Stewed Tomatoes (any favorite style), do not drain
• 6-8 hot dogs, sliced (your favorite brand)
Sauté on medium temperature the onion in butter until almost transparent. Add salt, pepper, and paprika. Add diced potatoes. Mix in stewed tomatoes with the juice. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add sliced hot dogs, cook for another 8 minutes.
Serve in a bowl as is or you can do one of following: serve over noodles, or rice if you prefer, or a open faced grilled cheese sandwich on the side.
You can also sauté a diced green pepper along with the onion if you like.
Chocolate Chip and Cream Dessert
1 large container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 large package of crunchy chocolate chip cookies – reserve a few cookies to crush down to top the dessert just before serving.
In a large bowl or pan start with a layer of chocolate chip cookies, then cover in a layer of whipped topping. alternate layers making the final layer of whipped topping.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
When you are ready to serve crush down the reserved chocolate chip cookies in a sandwich bag, top the dessert and serve in dessert bowls.
You can also top with mini chocolate chips, chocolate sauce or just chocolate sprinkles before serving.
This recipe can be adjusted for size very easily depending on the size of your family.